Berlin promises diplomatic action after a German court ruled that Kuwait Airways has the right to bar Israelis from its flights
Germany’s foreign ministry said it will press Kuwait about a law that prevented its national airline from transporting an Israeli citizen on a flight originating in Frankfurt.
Deputy foreign minister Michael Roth told Die Welt newspaper Friday that Germany’s ambassador has been asked to raise the issue with Kuwaiti authorities.
The move follows a Frankfurt court ruling Thursday that Kuwait Airways didn’t have to transport the Israeli on a 2016 flight that included a stopover in Kuwait City because it would have faced legal repercussions at home.
The court noted the airline wasn’t allowed to have contracts with Israelis under Kuwait’s boycott of Israel.